Grilled Shrimp Wonton Baskets
Isn’t it really nice when you can just put together a simple but yet hyper delicious appetizer on the whim? That’s what I strive for with you my foodie friends. I want to bring you these Mexican appetizers that stick out in your mind. I want you to look forward to making that one particular appetizer this weekend, the one that even if you are the type of person to just skip the appetizer and go straight to the meal, you can’t help but want to make it anyway! You say to yourself, I have to try this Mexican appetizer this weekend! It just looks too inviting, that’s got to be delicious! These Grilled Shrimp Wonton Baskets will make you think like that!
They are the perfect little gem of deliciousness! The crustiness of the wonton wrap, the creaminess of the guacamole, topped by the most perfect moist and juicy grilled shrimp! These will make your mouth water even before placing it in your mouth…yes I’m that confident!
So this is my story….
A few days ago, I had a bought some wonton wrappers to make some Asian dumplings, when I found myself two nights ago thinking about an appetizer to make for dinner. I wanted something quick, fast and delicious. Yesss, then I remembered I had wonton wraps, avocado and shrimps! Walla! I was quite happy to realize that this would be a simple but yet yummy appetizer, so I went with it!
Not that this was the first time I’ve ever made them but certainly it had been a while and I couldn’t be more pleased! It was quick, easy and scrumptiously delicious!
These Grilled Shrimp Wonton Baskets are also fancy or casual enough to have at your next family gathering, perfectly easy for the Super Bowl and yet fancy enough to offer at a wedding cocktail hour! Your family and friends will fall in love with these gems….
Give these a try and let me know what you think. You may also enjoy these Mini Chipotle Lime Shrimp Kabobs.
For an Asian wonton version, you may like these Asian Shrimp Wonton Cups by Foxes Love Lemons.
- 24 package wonton wrappers usually found in cold produce section in supermarkets or Asian markets
- 1 Pound medium to large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- store bought guacamole I prefer homemade guacamole
- 2-3 ripe avocado if using Haas avocados or 1 if using a Caribbean avocado pitted and mashed
- 1 tomato chopped
- 1/2 small red onion finely chopped
- 1 jalapeño seeds removed and deveined, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 3 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
- 1 limes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Peel and devein shrimp.
Place in a bowl and season with chipotle chili pepper, chili powder, salt, pepper and add olive oil. Mix well together. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 24 muffin tin (regular size pan for muffins) with non stick spray.
Put a wonton wrapper into each of the 24 muffin tin, then add a second one (this helps to make the wonton cups stronger).
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cut avocado in half and remove pit by slapping a knife down on it and twist pit out.
Scoop avocado pulp with a spoon and place in a bowl. Mash down with a fork and add the onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro and jalapeño.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add juice of half a lemon to prevent avocado browning.
Using a cast iron or grill pan, cook shrimp over medium heat for 2 -3 minutes on each side. Set aside.
- Place a spoonful of guacamole into each wrapper and top with a shrimp. Serve and enjoy!
Do these grilled shrimp wonton baskets look delicious to you too? 🙂